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​Health Topics

The NIDDK cannot provide medical advice for individual situations. The health information provided here is informed by NIDDK research, reviewed by doctors, and provided to help you understand more about the diseases and conditions you or your loved ones may face.

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Resources to help explain, manage, and prevent diabetes and its complications

Examples: Diabetic Neuropathies, Learn to Manage Your Diabetes, ​Insulin Resistance​​​

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Digestive Diseases

Information on symptoms, causes, and treatments for conditions affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract

Examples: IBS, Crohn's Disease, Colon Polyps, Constipation, Diverticular Disease

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Kidney Disease

Resources that describe and teach how to prevent, detect, and treat kidney problems, such as chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Examples: Chronic Kidney Disease, Renal Cysts, Kidney Stones

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Weight Control & Healthy Living​​

Resources on physical activity, weight management, and obesity prevention

Examples: Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths, Helping Your Overweight Child, Active at Any Size

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Liver Disease

Details on liver diseases, such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C

Examples: Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), Biliary Atresia

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Urologic Diseases​

Information on how to prevent and treat conditions such as urinary tract infections, kidney stones, bladder control problems

Examples: Bedwetting, Erectile Dysfunction, Incontinence

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Endocrine & Metabolic Diseases

Information on conditions and autoimmune disorders that affect the thyroid and hormone levels

Examples: HyperthyroidismAdrenal Insufficiency and Addison's Disease, Hypothyroidism

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Diet & Nutrition

General nutrition resources and eating and diet information for certain conditions

Examples: Food PortionsEating and Diabetes, Nutrition for Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease

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Blood Diseases

Resources on blood diseases and conditions from NIDDK and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Examples: Anemia of Inflammation and Chronic Diseases, Sickle Cell Trait and Diabetes

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Diagnostic Tests

Procedures and tests used to diagnose diabetes, digestive, kidney, and other diseases and conditions

Examples: Colonoscopy, A1C Test, Upper GI Endoscopy

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Information and images describing the structure and function of the human body

Examples: The Digestive SystemThe Kidneys, The Urinary Tract